You are using a new version of the IGI Global website. If you experience a problem, submit a ticket to helpdesk@igi-global.com, and continue your work on the old website.

Richard W. Schwester

Richard W. Schwester is an Associate Professor of public management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MA and PhD from Rutgers University. His research centers on the use of technology in government, inter-local shared services, and police and emergency service delivery models. Professor Schwester’s teaching responsibilities primarily include graduate-level courses in research methods, program evaluation, and public policy analysis. Professor Schwester has done consulting work for the states of New York and New Jersey, and has authored or co-authored 35 scholarly publications. Some of his more recent work appears in the Journal of Housing Research, Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Performance and Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Procurement, and the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. Professor Schwester is the co-author of Public Administration: An Introduction (2nd edition in press, 1st edition to be translated into Russian), editor of the Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis, and co-author of Public Administration in a Globalized World: Theories and Practices Between the U.S. and Korea.

Publications

Research Ethics
Richard W. Schwester. © 2019. 13 pages.
In this chapter, students are presented with the many ethical dilemmas that can potentially confront social science researchers. Research ethics centers of two fundamental...
Teaching Research Methods in Public Administration
Richard W. Schwester. © 2015. 313 pages.
While there are many ways to collect information, many students have trouble understanding how to employ various research methods effectively. Since everyone learns and processes...
Citizen Consultaions via Government Web Sites
Mark Holzer, Richard W. Schwester. © 2008. 8 pages.
Cynicism toward government is largely a function of trust and social capital (Berman 1997; Putnam 2000). The relationship between government and its citizens has been strained....
Citizen Consultaions via Government Web Sites
M. Holzer, R. W. Schwester. © 2007. 6 pages.
Cynicism toward government is largely a function of trust and social capital (Berman 1997; Putnam 2000). The relationship between government and its citizens has been strained....
E-Government in Latin American Cities: An Assessment of Selected City Web Sites
Marc Holzer, Tony Carrizales, Richard Schwester. © 2007. 21 pages.
This chapter examines e-government practices in Latin American cities. Emphasis is placed on five areas: privacy and security, usability, content, services, and citizen...
International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
Vishanth Weerakkody. Est. 2005.
The International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, international journal that publishes high-quality, original research...
ICTs as Participatory Vehicles
Marc Holzer, Richard Schwester. © 2005. 7 pages.
While citizen participation is central to democratic governance, there is a noticeable disconnect between elected representatives and the citizenry, as evidenced by voter apathy...